Originally published December 31 2010
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth serves as a multi-purpose natural supplement
by Michelle Koren
(NaturalNews) Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth also known as DE is an overlooked multi-purpose supplement for our body. Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled, one cell algae that is taken and ground into a fine powder. These diatoms are millions of years old and found from salt water and fresh water sources. The fresh water deposits are the ones pure enough for human consumption. One tablespoon a day of this tasteless ingredient mixed in water or your favorite juice is said to do wonders for you inside and out.
Studies have shown Diatomaceous Earth to significantly lower cholesterol by removing plaque and keeping arteries and veins supple. It also helps to regulate blood pressure. But that's not all. DE contains Silica which has been proven to be vital to our survival. Not only does it make our hair thicker and nails stronger, but it also helps our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorus. New studies are finding that silica may be more important for our bones than calcium and that it plays a major role in the healing of osteoporosis.
DE benefits don't stop here. It's a natural detoxifier. It binds with heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum in the body and draws them out for elimination. It's also an internal de-wormer of parasites. DE can remove pinworms, tapeworms, and any other parasite taking up residence in your body. The shape of the diatom is similar to shattered glass. It scratches and punctures the outer surface of the worm and dehydrates it. Parasites have been unable to build a resistance to the DE as well.
Studies have shown NO known side effects to DE except occasional constipation if water intake is low. Children and women pregnant and/or nursing have been able to use this product without incidence. It's even safe to use on the family pet. As with any product do your research and purchase from a reputable retailer. Be sure to purchase the FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth and not pool grade which is chemically treated and toxic for humans and pets.
About the authorMichelle is a wife and mother of three girls. Her passions are homeopathy, herbalism, nutrition and alternative medicine. Her goal is to educate people and give them the knowledge they desire to become healthy, happy, and whole. Where there's a will there's an alternative way. Take the road less travelled to make it wider for others to see.
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